Hospice of the Valley is continuing to offer free dementia education to support caregivers and the community. Dementia Program Director Maribeth Gallagher is leading six Zoom online presentations in May and June. Each class is an hour-long and includes time for a Q&A. Zoom link: https://hov.zoom.us/j/98150795470 (meeting ID: 981 5079 5470). When this is not possible, join by calling 301-715-8592 (same ID). Information: call 602-636-6336 or email DementiaCare@hov.org.


10 a.m. Monday, May 4:
Dementia Overview: Join us for a general overview of the most common types of dementia and how progressive brain changes impact thinking, functioning, and behaviors.

10 a.m. Monday, May 11:
The Language of Distress: Behavioral expressions serve as a form of communication and often indicate the person living with dementia is experiencing discomfort in body, mind and/or spirit. We will explore methods to decode that language of distress and to maximize comfort and quality of life.

10 a.m. Monday, May 18:
Mindfulness for Dementia Care Partners: Mindfulness meditation practices will be woven together with dementia caregiving tips. Audio versions of mindfulness meditations will be offered for participants to practice at home.

10 a.m. Monday, June 8:
Meaningful Engagement: Discover person-centered approaches to meaningfully connect with the person living with dementia using sensory and spiritual strategies that can optimize quality of life.

10 a.m. Monday, June 15:
Music and Dementia: Let’s discuss evidence-based approaches for using individualized music to optimize the well-being of persons living with dementia and their care partners.

10 a.m. Monday, June 22:
Understanding Caregiver Grief: Grief and loss are common experiences for dementia care partners. The discussion will share research around this topic and offer evidence-based strategies for healthy coping. микрозаймы и займы онлайн без отказа

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